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Mission & Purposes

DeVry University Mission and Purposes

The mission of DeVry University is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, science, business and the arts. The university delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online to meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population.

DeVry University seeks to consistently achieve the following purposes:

  • To offer applications-oriented undergraduate education that includes a well-designed liberal arts and sciences component to broaden student learning and strengthen long-term personal and career potential.
  • To offer practitioner-oriented graduate education that focuses on the applied concepts and skills required for success in a global economy.
  • To provide market-driven curricula developed, tested, and continually improved by faculty and administrators through regular outcomes assessment and external consultation with business leaders and other educators.
  • To continually examine the evolving needs of students and employers for career-oriented higher education programs as a basis for development of additional programs.
  • To promote teaching excellence through comprehensive faculty training and professional development opportunities.
  • To provide an interactive and collaborative educational environment that strengthens learning, provides credentialing opportunities, and contributes to lifelong educational and professional growth.
  • To provide student services that contribute to academic success, personal development, and career potential.
  • To serve student and employer needs by offering effective career entry and career development services.